Twitter reportedly working on tiered subscription pricing model

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Twitter is working on tiered subscription, and that is as per Jane Manchun Wong. The reliable reverse engineer in a follow-up tweet to an earlier one, reports via her Twitter page that the microblogging platform could soon add the ability for users to choose their preferred payment tier once the subscription feature rolls out.

One tier, according to Jane, will have more paid features than the other. This method of subscription is consistent with companies that offer premium services—they offer various payment options to subscribers. Users on premium subscription could enjoy or have access to “clutter-free news reading experience.”

To this end, Twitter recently acquired Scroll, a service that gives users clutter-free reading across the web. It also works for publishers—which is a way to make money through ads on their site.

Meanwhile, it is no longer news that Twitter is pushing hard to introduce a subscription service—the tiered pricing model is just a piece of the jigsaw. Jane by the way tweeted earlier in the day that the subscription model will be called “Twitter Blue.” Now that a name has been placed on it, the service could roll out any moment from now.

In other news, Twitter is reportedly testing a new way through which influencers could get paid by their followers. By enabling a tipping button, influencers on Twitter could make some more money whenever their followers feel encouraged by their tweets.

For influencers who wish to monetize their content on the microblogging platform, a tipping button could soon become available for that purpose. A screenshot of the tipping feature was posted by our reliable tipster Jane Manchun Wong; but was also confirmed by Twitter per Engadget.

We see other impactful opportunities provide monetary incentive models that allow creators and publishers on Twitter to be directly supported by their articles, they’ll see us explore solutions for tipping and account subscriptions through super follows,” Twitter’s Head of Design and Research, Dantley Davis said per Engadget.

Twitter said the super followers would provide users with access to newsletters, special badges and other “exclusive content.” Explaining further, the social media giant said creators could also set tweets so that only users who have paid for “super follows” can reply. “We’re rethinking incentives and exploring solutions to provide monetary incentive models for Creators and Publishers to be directly supported by their audience,” Twitter wrote in a presentation. 

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